Coordinator – Volunteering

• Contribute to student engagement and participation mentoring volunteers
• A diverse, supportive and exciting company environment
• Excellent salary and benefits


With a living history that extends over 130 years, the University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU) is committed to providing quality experiences on campus that create a community for students, staff and visitors from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
As a non-profit organisation run by students, for students, we keep the arts, representation, advocacy, live music and cultural services alive on campus.

UMSU enables students to get more out of their time at the University. We provide opportunities for students to immerse themselves in a wealth of cultural facilities and events, whilst having access to quality support services. At its heart UMSU is committed to ensuring students have advocacy and representation on campus; ensuring student voices are heard while making students’ time at the University fun and enjoyable.


Working with UMSU staff and elected student representatives, and operating under the Manager, Communications, Marketing and Events, this position is accountable for Supporting the organisations volunteer programs and mentoring their directors.

Your Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Working closely with a variety of volunteer programs, act as a champion for volunteering, ensuring that the UMSU volunteer programs are safe, adhere to industry standards and are rewarding for all involved
  • Provide expert advice in about compliance and governance of volunteers
  • Oversee, monitor and track expenditure for the Volunteer Programs
  • Develop effective working relationships with Volunteer Program Directors and that result in positive departmental outcomes for students

The Coordinator – Volunteering is a key member of UMSU Team and provides expertise and guidance to UMSU Staff, students, and the broader University community.


To succeed in this position, you will possess a bachelor’s qualification, coupled with extensive experience working with volunteers, or a relevant combination of skills knowledge and/or training. A Working with Children Check will also be required.

Essential to your success will be your proven track record in training and developing staff and volunteers, and project management with volunteer participants.

You are a passionate, outcome driven and compassionate professional with a cert IV in Training and Assessment and keen for students to get more out of their time at the University.

View the position description.

In return we offer:

  • An eclectic workplace culture and flexible approach to our work;
  • True life/work balance – check out our benefits which include a 35 hour working week, 5 weeks leave, leave loading 17.5% and 12% superannuation (pro rata); and
  • Access to professional development opportunities tailored to you and your career path

This is a full time (35 hours per week), position with a pro-rata starting base salary of $82,449 plus superannuation for a fixed term of one year.


Applications for this position close 9am Monday 24/1/’22 and should be addressed to

Applications should include:

  • a covering letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • contact details of three (3) referees

All applicants require:

  • a valid Employee Working with Children Check
  • verification of unrestricted work rights in Australia, for example, citizenship, passport or birth certificate
  • certified copies of qualifications

If you have any questions regarding the position or require further information please contact Sam Rankin, Human Resources Officer on: 8344 7447

UMSU reserves the right to withdraw an advertised position at any stage.

At UMSU we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. UMSU is a proud member of the Australian Network for Disability. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.